Metal Estimating

Looking for accurate and affordable metal estimating services? Look no further than Lakeshore Estimating. With our expertise in the estimation industry, we provide timely and precise estimates for structural steel, rebar, and miscellaneous metals for a wide range of construction projects. Our services not only help reduce overhead costs but also contribute to environmental sustainability by avoiding waste.


Our metal estimating services include a detailed breakdown and quantification of all components, such as decks, trusses, railings, stud framing, joists, gratings, and castings. Our senior estimators review and verify the accuracy of these minute details to ensure the quality of the takeoffs. This attention to detail not only minimizes waste but also promotes sustainability by ordering the exact number of materials required, reducing on-site waste. Visit our profile on The Blue Book for more information.

Steel Estimating Services:

Our clients:

We have served a wide range of clients in the metal industry, including steel manufacturers, framing contractors, piping and duct fabricators, sheet metal fabricators, rebar and structural steel fabricators, rebar and structural steel erectors, installers, and distributors.

For Fabricators & Erectors:

For fabrication, our estimates include material costs, labor costs, and equipment costs required for drilling, cutting, and welding fabricated steel items, along with man-hours. For erections and installations, our estimates include the mill base price for fabricating different steel components, shipping charges to the site, steel detailing, and man-hours.

What We Quantify in Steel Takeoff Services:

Our estimates provide a detailed breakdown of metals and steel, including materials, plates, connectors, accessories, and erection costs. This comprehensive analysis helps with planning, procurement, cost control, and reduced on-site storage space, resulting in maximum productivity and cost savings for your projects. We quantify various types of materials, including fasteners, fastenings, rebar, steel framing, metal joists, metal decking, stud framing, stick framing, dome structures, access ramps, stairs, load-bearing wall framing, lintels, ladders, railings, gratings, decking, canopy, bollards, treads and nosing, trench drains, castings, trusses, ironwork, floor steel, roof steel, column steel, copper flashing, fireproofing, gusset plates, base plates, steel girders, steel anchors, nosing strips, corner beads, ornamental ironwork, and more.

Scope of Projects:

We have the capability to handle all types and sizes of projects, including public, residential, commercial, industrial, institutional, multiplexes, high-rise buildings, recreation centers, power plants, manufacturing units, monuments, parking structures, water treatment plants, condominiums, sports clubs, health centers, bridges, flyovers, dams, culverts, hotels, renovations, and additions.

Software We Use:

At Lakeshore Estimating, we utilize various software to provide precise estimating services, including Planswift, ASA Rebar Estimating Software, Soule Software, RGS Rebar, Tekla Structures, AutoCAD, Rebar CAD, ASA Microstation, and more.


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